|Religion and Politics: Live at Pyramid Atlantic - Jimmy Ghaphery|
Solo live at the Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring Maryland as part of a DC Sonic Circuits show, 3/19/2010. Flutes, mouthpieces, bodrum, alto sax. A very welcoming space to play.
Keywords: improvisation; extended techniques; Jimmy Ghaphery; solo; live
Downloads: 153 (1 review)
|The Sounding Table - nine_strings_trio|
Open and structured improvisations for an electroacoustic trio of double bass, amplified textures, and wind instruments. Recorded at Last Resort Studio, Silver Spring, Maryland. Daniel Barbiero double bass; Jimmy Ghaphery alto sax, wood flutes; Gary Rouzer amplified textures, electric bass.
Keywords: improvisation; electroacoustic; structured improvisation; Daniel Barbiero; Gary Rouzer; Jimmy Ghaphery
Downloads: 547 (1 review)
|Trevillian Travelogue - Jimmy Ghaphery|
Solo improvisations on tenor sax, alto sax, and wooden flutes by Jimmy Ghaphery. Recorded somewhere in the Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 neighborhood across several different sittings in my living room direct to minidisc. Some intention was given to sustaining specific moods and/or soundscapes. On reflection use of silence must have been somewhere in my ears as well. This is my 4th solo recording, and the first net only release.
Keywords: solo; improv; sax; extended techniques; Jimmy Ghaphery
Downloads: 152 (1 review)
|Bag - Jimmy Ghaphery|
Some sounds largely from 2010. a mixed bag. If there is a common thread here perhaps it is emphasis on foreground and background, underpainting shining/singing through. a mixed bag. solo unedited, some multitracks. some duets. some field recordings. axe dig bam..
Keywords: improvisation; field recordings; sax; extended techniques
|Isabel - Jimmy Ghaphery|
The title track was recorded during Hurricane Isabel in my living room in Richmond, Virginia, as the winds blew and we began our 10 day retreat without electricity. Soggy Carpet and Hex on soap are also indebted to Isabel; recorded after flooded carpet had been dragged out of my basement. Soggy Carpet finds me playing flute and Sam Byrd's Drum set. Hex on soap is alto. The remainder of the tunes were recorded in the basement after some new carpet remnants were tossed down...
Keywords: solo; sax; improv; flute; circular breathing; storms; Jimmy Ghaphery
|Forklift - Clifford Schwing; Jimmy Ghaphery|
Clifford Schwing (1985-2012) tenor sax and Jimmy Ghaphery alto sax. Saxophone duets recorded 2008, in a big empty front room with high ceilings in Jackson Ward, Richmond Va. The first piece is an open improvisation. The second piece is a composition by Cliff featuring silence and dynamics. At the end you can hear Cliff saying, "That didn't work out completely". The same evening we played a lot more in his backyard, but no batteries in the recorder...
Keywords: saxophone duets; improvisation
|Path - Jimmy Ghaphery|
The path in the woods behind my house is not terribly efficient in terms of mileage from point A to B, winding around trees, hugging a creek, branches to overlooks. My fifth solo release at best shares some of these characteristics. While still focused on solo acoustic improvisation (sax and flute), other sounds have found their way into to some of these tracks. These include ambient nature, distant mike placement, a percussionist (Will Bryce), multi-tracking and manipulation via Audacity...
Keywords: improvisation; ambient nature; extended techniques; Jimmy Ghaphery
|Hermes' Labyrinth - Daniel Barbiero and Jimmy Ghaphery|
Hermes’ Labyrinth is a series of improvised duets for double bass, prepared and unprepared, and winds recorded live in the studio in the autumn of 2008. Each piece takes as its theme a scale, tone row, textural motif, or verbal suggestion, and develops it as it will—as sound finding its natural level within sound and silence.
Keywords: improvisation; sax; flute; double bass